Alin + Jenny Eiffel Tower Proposal
Holy. Shit. Guys.
This is a story I couldn’t make up if I tried.
Here’s how it went down:
For Christmas and our eldest daughter’s birthday this year, my husband and I decided to take the girls and his mom to Paris for a few days.
I schedule a shoot the day after we arrive.
Something comes up, shoot is cancelled.
I’m sad. I want to take photos of someone in Paris.
We shrug and decide to have a family day instead, and go to La Tour Eiffel.
We arrive just before sunset; everyone is cold and hungry and it’s windy but we go up to the top anyway (because I mean come on it’s the Eiffel Tower).
Just before exiting the stairwell onto the top deck, I see the cutest couple snuggling and kissing.
*My immediate thought: OMG I SHALL ASK TO TAKE THEIR PHOTO*
I ask to take their photo.
They laugh and say “Sure!”
Within 30 seconds he turns (I even included a photo of this moment below) and says “Want me to make this photo better? I can make it better.”
Him: *puts hand in pocket*
Me: Uhhhhh (what’s this guy about to do, pull out some point and shoot that he thinks is better than my d750?)
Him: “I can make it better”
Him: *drops onto one knee and opens ring box*
Me: WHAT WAIT I’M NOT READY I NEED MORE LIGHT AND MY LENS ISN’T WIDE ENOUGH HOLY SHIT WELL HERE GOES NOTHING click click click click click
By some miracle, all my training let me to this moment and I ended up with a handful of pretty usable images.
A few are a bit blurry and slightly out of focus, but I’m so obsessed.
I keep thinking back to the old film days and some of the most precious moments ever captured weren’t perfect because of the focus, light, and steady hands but because that one moment - a moment that can never be repeated - was somehow miraculously captured and saved for all time.
So now I give you the real, spur of the moment, unprepared documentation of Alin + Jenny’s Eiffel Tower proposal.
Congrats again guys - I can’t wait to actually be prepared one day to document your wedding! ;)